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SEE LIST: Presidency Lists Jinxes Broken By Buhari

The Presidency has released a long list of the jinxes said to have been broken by President Muhammad Buhari in the last six years.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina said in a statement in Abuja said that one of the biggest jinxes broken was broken recently when the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) announced a first Net Profit in the 44-year history of the organization.

The statement further stated that under President Muhammadu Buhari, who doubles as Minister for Petroleum Resources, the oil conglomerate announced a first-ever profit of N287 billion, such that had never happened before.

“But that was by no means the only major jinx broken in the lifetime of the Buhari administration. They abound. And here are just some of them,”he said.

The list is by no means exhaustive:

Policies and legislation:
*Petroleum Industry Bill signed into law in 2021, after almost two decades in the works. It is aimed at reforming a Petroleum Act dating back to 1969, as well as other supplementary laws and regulations.

*Deep Offshore and Inland Basin (Production Sharing Contracts) Act, 2019, amended for the first time since 1993.

*More than 6 billion dollars of inherited Cash Call Arrears now being cleared by the Buhari Administration, since 2016. More than 3 billion dollars of the arrears (payments due to International Oil Companies) have since been paid.

*The Buhari Administration has overseen the first successful Marginal Fields Bid Round in almost 20 years.

*The Buhari Administration has launched the first National Social Investment Programme in the country’s history. Today it is the largest Social Investment Programme in Africa and one of the largest in the world.

*Restoration of the Federal Budget to a January-to-December cycle, after more than a decade.

*The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) was established in 2011, and for its first seven years did not have an enabling Act of the National Assembly — Until 2018 when President Buhari assented to the NCDC Act.

*Nigeria Police Act, 2020: The first overhaul of the Police Act since it was originally enacted in 1943

*Nigeria Correctional Service Act, 2019 – overhauled the existing Prisons Act, almost 50 years after it was first enacted.

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